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Friday, November 25 2022 - 14:07
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Xincheng County: Great cattle industry makes rural revitalization greater
XINCHENG, China, Nov. 25, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Cattle breeding is one of the main industries for poverty alleviation in 
Xincheng, Guangxi. For the past few years, Xincheng County has ramped up 
efforts to carry out the strategy of "enhancing agricultural steadiness" and 
supported and mobilized the mass to develop cattle breeding industry. This 
consolidates the achievements in poverty alleviation, injects impetus to rural 
revitalization, and pushes forward high-quality county economic development. In 
the first half of this year, the gross production value of this county shows a 
year-on-year growth of 3.3%, and the value for agriculture, animal husbandry 
and fishery a year-on-year growth of 5.3%.

Acting according to local conditions and stepping up upgradation in industrial 
transformation

Xincheng County, located in mountainous area stricken by stony desertification, 
is bad in geographical condition and weak in industry foundation. Wei Meng, 
secretary of Xincheng County Committee, says that the county gives priority to 
extending the cattle industry chain, strengthening cattle-leading industries 
and enhancing added value of the cattle industry to make progress in rural 
revitalization. 

In recent years, Xincheng County, grounding its effort in advantage in featured 
industry, has adopted the development pattern led by leading enterprises, 
cooperatives, producing bases and farmer households and put in place 'Cattle 
City in Southern China', a project for the whole industry chain, with total 
investment value of RMB 1.428 billion. Also, with Silian town as the core 
region, a full industry chain comprised of a butchery, a marketing center, 
cold-chain logistics and 5 farming bases has been built. It covers all the 
towns and administrative villages, stepping up the upgradation of industrial 
transformation.

Enhancing revenue and living better life through higher yield 

Xincheng County has opened up new channels for increasing revenue, including 
land conversion, planting pasture, cow breeding in every farmer household, and 
centralized fat cow breeding through cooperatives, which helps the mass to live 
a better life.

Also, the cooperatives and farmer households can gain capital through loan 
pattern for cattle breeding, which is comprised of enterprise guarantee, 
bonding company, bank, and cooperatives or households. Services in technology, 
marketing and training are provided by the enterprises. Every cooperative can 
raise and market 300-800 fat cows a year and gain the minimum dividend of over 
RMB 3,000. Also, every farmer household can feed and raise 5-20 cows, each of 
which can bring the profit of more than RMB 6,000. Households who do not have 
place for cattle breeding can use leased land for pasture planting, growing and 
harvesting or can help the producing bases and cooperatives to bring up the 
cattle, with average revenue per month RMB 2,500 - 3,000.

In Xincheng County, led by 'Cattle City in Southern China', it is estimated 
that 100,000 plus beef cattle can be reared in a year. Also, more than 10,000 
households will breed cows, and over 7,000 farmers will invest in planting 
pasture, with average annual revenue for each household over RMB 30,000 and for 
each cooperative more than RMB 900,000. 

Interconnected interest booms the rural collective economy

For the past few years, Xincheng County has found through trial and error and 
established the interest mechanism connecting the group and each farm 
household, and the cattle economy in towns and administrative villages has 
flourished. Meanwhile, distribution mode featuring minimum interest and 
dividend redistribution has been adopted, which ensures that fruitful results 
rural collective economy gains can be brought to all people in the villages. 

Additionally, based on the preferential policy, cooperation between Guangxi and 
Guangdong, targeted assistance and other advantages, Xincheng County has made 
progress in building the clustered assistance system and expanded the 
investment in the assistance, which develops the rural collective economy with 
'Cattle City in Southern China' and other full-industry-chain projects. In 
2021, the total rural collective economic revenue in the county reached around 
RMB 23.2031 million. It is projected to witness a year-on-year increase of more 
than 7% this year.

For the next step, Xincheng County will try to build business area for the full 
industry chain of the 'Cattle City in Southern China', and products will be 
sold to Guangdong, Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hunan and other 
proximal provinces and regions, making this specialized county region city more 
renown to other regions. 

Source: The Publicity Department of Xincheng County

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   Caption: In Lianjiang Breeding Base of the Poverty Alleviation Project of 
the "Southern Cattle City" Whole Industry Chain, cattle are leisurely eating 
grass.